Avanti Communications has signed a new contract with South Africa’s business chamber, Foundation for African Business and Consumer Services (FABCOS) and its new major business incubator programme, Microtelco e-ncubator.
The partnership will provide high speed satellite broadband to over 1,000 small and medium sized enterprises. The programme will be deployed extensively to businesses setting up in some of the remotest parts of South Africa, reaching a number of key sectors including retail, finance and agriculture.
Alan Campbell, director of ICTGLOBE Technology Encubator (Pty) Ltd and National Treasurer General at FABCOS, said: “Our new contract with Avanti is enabling us to deliver resilient broadband at scale to our vast membership. Access to broadband has become as important as any other utility for businesses here to succeed. Indeed, it is an integral part of our incubation offering to our members. A huge opportunity exists for connected enterprises in Africa, and we are excited for what lies ahead with this significant satellite partnership.”
David Williams, chief executive of Avanti, added: “Working hand-in-hand with FABCOS, its incubator and the South African government, this contract will deliver vital connectivity and training to the hundreds of businesses for whom broadband will power growth. FABCOS is acting today to bring the countless socio-economic benefits of broadband to its members. Avanti shows that no-one in South Africa needs to wait for tomorrow to get connected.